Sorry Not Sorry

Words hold a lot of power. They can be freeing. They can be restricting. They can give life. They can tear down. One little phrase has been on my mind that can be well intentioned, but doesn’t end up always doing a whole lot of good. I’m sorry. Don’t get me wrong. There is a time…

Don’t Limit Yourself

I don’t know about you, but I have the tendency to write myself off. “Oh, I could never do that” or “Yea, I’m not very good at that.” True, I am not great at everything I do. But often by putting ourselves down, in a sense, it becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy. Maybe, even though I…

When Life Gets in the Way 

If you’ve been following the news in suburban Philadelphia the past couple weeks, you might have heard about the church shooting that took place at Keystone Fellowship. A horrible tragedy took place, leaving families on both sides grieving and coping with unimaginable losses. My heart continues to break for them. All I have to do…

2016 Reading Challenge

I loved to read when I was a kid. I used to devour books. But at some point during college — whether from a hectic schedule or from textbook fatigue I’m not entirely sure — I stopped reading other than what I had to for school. When I would try to pick up a book…

How I Stay Organized: The Passion Planner

I’m a little old school when it comes to my planner. I’ve tried the calendar on my phone and many different apps for my calendar and to-do lists, but I always fall back to good old fashioned paper. The Passion Planner is more than just a calendar. It’s a tool to help you identify your…

Three Words for 2016

I gave up making New Year’s resolutions a few years ago. Try as I might, setting a resolution to “get in shape”, “eat healthier”, or “wake up earlier” never turned out to be a great way to actually make those things happen. When I made resolutions, it was as if I was setting myself up for…

End of the Year Review: 2015

At the beginning of the year, I chose three words to grow in and help guide me throughout 2015: blossom, love, and fearless. It’s been a long year and a lot has happened. For a few of my highlight, I… Started freelancing. Joined a soccer team. Made many new friends and deepened old relationships. Traveled locally…

When Enough Is Enough

I really hate taking sick days. Maybe it’s because I don’t like quitting or leaving work I have to do unfinished. Maybe it’s because I often feel run down and tend to deny that I am actually getting sick. Or maybe I’m just a workaholic. Who knows. But a lesson I’ve been learning (over and over)…

How A Pair Of Cleats Changed My Life 

Sometimes you need to look the part before you feel ready to play it. Well, that’s what buying a pair of cleats taught me, anyways. When my sneakers finally lost all their tread and I was closer to skating than to running on the field, I caved and bought my first pair of cleats (cheapest…

Listen to Your Body

I seem to have a penchant for random  injuries and illnesses — nothing ever super serious, but enough to throw me off my game for a bit. Recently, it was a torn up foot that got infected (I’ll spare you a photo) and a mysterious arm injury that I’m assuming happened during a soccer game,…